RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Thanks to 800 participants, 110 volunteers and dozens and dozens of donuts, $67,000 will now go to support children with cancer across Richmond and Central Virginia,
The money was raised during the 6th Annual Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins Run, a 5K run held on November 19 at Richmond’s St. Christopher’s School. Participants more than doubled the $30,000 raised during the previous year’s race.
“People ran, walked, jogged and laughed their way through the race, and it shows how big of a difference we can all make in the fight against cancer,” said local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Lou Cabral. “None of this would be possible without the support of our volunteers, participants and sponsors.”
All proceeds benefit the ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation of Richmond, and will be used to provide emotional, social and financial support to children and their families from the moment of diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
Prizes were awarded to the top male, female and youth finishers. Colby Burcham was the top male finisher with a time of 17:25.5. Hannah Ballowe was the top female finisher with a time of 20:58.8. The top youth finisher was Willy Hall, who clocked in at 21:42.0
Prizes were also given to the largest school teams – Greenwood Elementary School and Atlee High School. St. Christopher’s and St. Catherine’s tied for third. A prize was also given for the best donut-themed costume.